Last Sunday myself & Rachel took on our first adidas city run and it was a little different to anything I’ve done before. The idea behind the run wasn’t to run a set distance but to instead see how far you could run within an hour. I was aiming to run over 6km and managed to run just over 7km in the end so I was extremely happy!
I was a little nervous before hand, as I really haven’t been running a lot lately, and I’m just getting back into it. To be honest, I was unsure about going, but I am so glad that I did as I loved it. I never thought I would say that about a running event, but I really did. One of the benefits of it being a looped course was I never felt as though I was at the back and people were happy running their own races. We were lucky with the weather too as it was slightly cloudy and had been raining, so it wasn’t too hot.
The course was a 1 mile loop around the St Pauls area which was nice and flat, it included a water station stop (thank god) so you didn’t have to worry about staying hydrated. It never felt over crowded or too busy and there were plenty of people out on the course cheering you along which was a nice little boost if you felt like you were flagging!
The adidas village
There was plenty going on at the event with adidas showcasing the new parley range (a really stunning collection, I’m a little bit in love with the shoes). There was also some free post run yoga classes, leg massages and brands like fitbit too, all there to help you recover from the race and unwind. The atmosphere after the race was great, with plenty of people hanging around to chat to each other and enjoy the morning.
If you’re thinking about booking onto one of the adidas running events I would 100% recommend doing so! I’m looking forward to taking on some of the 10k runs they’re running later in the year.